Beth A. Helmink, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Expertise

Specialty Areas


Melanoma Peritoneal Malignancy (metastatic colorectal cancer, appendiceal malignancy and mesothelioma)

Common Procedures


For Melanoma:

  • Wide local excision
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies and lymphadenectomies

For Peritoneal Malignancy:

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy and biopsy
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Cytoreduction (including peritonectomy, omentectomy, small/large bowel resection, splenectomy, partial gastrectomy or other indicated procedures)
  • HIPEC

Common Diagnoses Treated


Melanoma Peritoneal Malignancy (metastatic colorectal cancer, appendiceal malignancy, and mesothelioma)

Education

Board Certifications


American Board of Surgery

Degrees


Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine – Medical Scientist Training Program, St. Louis, MO 2012

Graduate School: Washington University School of Medicine – Medical Scientist Training Program, St. Louis, MO 2012

Residency


2013-2017 General Surgery Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Fellowship


2017 Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Professional Memberships


Society for Surgical Oncology

Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer

Awards and Honors


2020 Advanced Practice Provider (APP) MD Anderson Cancer Center Fellows’ Award

2020 Eva Lotzova Memorial Basic/Translational Research Award

2019 Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Fellowship in Cancer Research

2019 Eva Lotzova Memorial Basic/Translational Research Award

2019 MD Anderson Cancer Center “Wall of Science”

2018 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Travel Award

2016 Frist Global Health Leader

2012 Samson F. Wennerman Prize in Surgery

2010 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship in Biomedical Research

2004 Robert G. Bone Scholar

2003 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

2000 Illinois State University Presidential Scholar

Research

Areas of Research Interest


Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy

Publications


Locations

Hospital Affiliations


Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At


Center for Advanced Medicine

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